About fifty years ago during her freshman orientation, Pam Green had trouble getting her sleep and decided to walk at her dormitory. She met Sally Rhoden while doing so. Both girls were wearing their purple hurricanes shirt from their own high schools that were located in different states. The meeting turned into a friendly conversation that lasted the rest of the night. From that point on, the friendship that would span for the several years to come was born.
A longtime resident of Gainesville and an alumnus at the Florida State University, Green has been honored by her fellow FSU graduate, Rhoden, who was responsible in creating a scholarship in her honor, intended for a student who is pursuing a career in elementary education.
For over 40 years, Green taught physical education. Her experience was mostly done at Oak hall School but she also stayed for two years each at Gainesville High School and P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School. For the past few years, she was in school for three days a week and also did substitution work at the Oak Hall. These days, she works with the preschoolers for three hours a week.
Rhoden recently had the chance to watch her teach the kids and she was amazed. She was redoing her will and one of the things that she wanted to do was provide support for FSU. She then proceeded to set up a scholarship to honor her friend Green because she was the friend that was closest to her during her stay in FSU. She also observed that her friend was dedicated with what she learned in school and is now doing the things that she was meant to do.
Green on the other hand is very positive about the scholarship. She says that this may be able to help someone and even pave way for a profession that the recipient will come to love and enjoy for the future years just like she had.